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Date of Issue: June 10, 2009

Obituaries

Franklin Guildner

Franklin Guildner Sr., 89, of Holmes Beach, died June 5.

Born in Buffalo, N.Y., Mr. Guildner was a past Grand Knight and Faithful Navigator of the Knights of Columbus in Connecticut.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 12, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Condolences may be made online at www.shannonfuneralhomes.com.

He is survived by sons Franklin, George, Howard and William Nucomb; daughter Jeannie Nucomb; daughters-in-law Diane and Marta; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Margaret Ann Evanofski

Margaret Ann Evanofski, of Sarasota and formerly Holmes Beach, died June 1.

Mrs. Evanofski was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 13, at Incarnation Church, 2929 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota. Visitation will be held in the chapel beginning at 10 a.m. A memorial service and interment will be held in Wilkes-Barre on June 24. Memorial contributions may be made to Incarnation Church.

She is survived by two sons, the Rev. Bernard P., administrator of Incarnation Parish in Sarasota, and Peter A., an accountant in Wilkes-Barre, and his wife Tammy; grandchildren Daniel, Charles, Michael, and Julie; and great-grandchild Chase.

 

Martha ‘Shirley’ Suter

Martha "Shirley" Suter, 79, of Anna Maria, died June 5.

Born in Watseka, Ill., Mrs. Suter grew up in Vincennes, Ind., and moved to St. Louis in 1956. She was a nurses aid, school bus driver, child-care provider, a secretary for Warmann Oil, and one of the first women to work on the St. Louis assembly line of Ford Motor Company. She retired from Ford in 1989 as production secretary to the Ford plant. She worked at Freedom Village for more than 12 years. She was a Stevens Minister at Roser Memorial Community Church.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 9, at the Freedom Village Auditorium, 6501 17th Ave. W., Bradenton. Memorial contributions may be made to Tidewell Hospice and Palliative Care, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238, www.tidewell.org. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by daughters Sherry Murphy-Kleine and husband Chris of Owensville, Mo., Nancy Winton and husband Doug of Anna Maria, Candy Labovites and husband Jim of Bradenton, Sandy Becker and husband Ed of Fort Collins, Colo., Susie Robinson and husband Justin of Bradenton, Ginne Bailey and husband Steve of St. Peters, Mo., Jackie Roemer and husband Bruce of Holmes Beach, and Marty Koenegstein and husband Jeff of Warrenton, Mo.; sister Bette Owen of Silverton, Ore.; and many, many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son Gale Bruce Robinson in 1983; her husband Kenneth Suter in 1991; and her brother John Murphy in 1993.

 

Kenneth G. ‘Buddy’ Watts

Kenneth G. “Buddy” Watts, 57, of Bradenton, died June 3. He was born in Talladega, Ala., and moved to Bradenton in 1978.

He was the public works director for Bradenton Beach until his retirement in 2002. He was a member of the Sarasota Manatee County Bowling Association Hall of Fame.

There will be no service. Memorial contributions may be made to Fisher House, 10000 Bay Pines Blvd., Bay Pines FL 33744, or the Humane Society of Manatee County, 2515 14th St. W., Bradenton, FL 34205.

He is survived by wife Sandy; son Ken; his service dog Taz; two brothers; and three sisters.

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